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Faculty Awards - Outstanding Faculty Award in Teaching/Advising Recipient

Dr. Mark Brewer is a model citizen-scholar.  He is known to be passionate about his students’ academic progress and receives outstanding evaluations from his students. In 2008, he was selected to receive the Student Government Outstanding Advisor award.  Dr. Brewer brings his deep knowledge of American Politics and political theory into the classroom.  He has taught a strikingly broad range of coursesMark Brewer_3571
and developed eight new courses on topics such as the American Constitution, interest groups, religion and politics, Maine politics and public policy, and political parties and elections.  Brewer
was also a primary contributor in the development of a new minor: The Constitution and American Law.  He is also a member of the Honors College faculty, where he regularly teaches in the first year of the Civilizations Sequence.  He has also taught the Camden Conference courses on the theme of religion as a force in world affairs. His commitment to the community can also be seen in his teaching about the 2012 election cycle for the local senior college.  Brewer serves as the University of Maine’s faculty representative for both the James Madison Fellowship Program and the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program and is the faculty advisor for the University of Maine’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science undergraduate honor society.  He is the author, coauthor, or editor of seven books and many journal articles and book chapters, and most recently completed a study of the evolution of partisan thought regarding personal responsibility and equality of opportunity.


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